‘I occupy the position of Christopher Columbus’, says Brazilian who lived for free in a hotel in New York

‘I occupy the position of Christopher Columbus’, says Brazilian who lived for free in a hotel in New York
‘I occupy the position of Christopher Columbus’, says Brazilian who lived for free in a hotel in New York
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Brazilian Mickey Barreto, who became famous this week after the New York Times revealed that he lived for five years in a hotel in New York without paying anything for it, claims to occupy ‘the position of Christopher Columbus the Second, Admiral of the Seas, Oceans’ . He also declared himself ‘leader of the Brazilian indigenous tribe ‘The Beautiful Nation of the Sun and the Moon’. The Brazilian was arrested after being accused of fraud, but is awaiting trial in freedom.

Mickey stayed at the New Yorker hotel for five years and, in addition, took advantage of a rent law that is in force in New York to put the entire building in his name. The hotel, opened in 1930, has hosted some of the most famous people in history, such as Muhammad Ali and Nikola Tesla.

After being expelled from the hotel with court authorization, Mickey went to live with American Matthew Hannan, who claims to be a fashion designer. The Brazilian claims that his boyfriend is ‘Dom Fernando, owner of the United States and Canada’, while the Brazilian himself declared himself ‘owner of the rest of the Americas’. The statements were made in an interview with the Fantástico program, on TV Globo.

Brazilian tactic

Mickey lived in California before moving to New York. He had no plans to stay at the hotel for long, but he learned about an old law that allowed a person to stay at a hotel for a very low price, as long as the hotel was built before 1969 and charged less than $88 at the hotel. era.

The Brazilian won a lawsuit and started living at the New Yorker. However, in addition to not paying the basic rate, he also signed a deed that defined him as the owner of the hotel. After five years, the hotel was only able to evict the ‘guest’ in 2023.

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